You can sign up to get a daily email of our articles, see the Mailing List page.

Crown of Pain could turn into the next great match-3 RPG

By - | Views: 8,162

Do you like Match 3 games? Well, I do! Crown of Pain mixes together the idea of matching tiles but blends in turn-based RPG battles too.

Now in Early Access from Jagit Games, Coldwild Games it might be a little rough going in with not enough of an explanation for now but you can quickly piece together what tiles will help. Visually quite simple with the pixel art, but the atmosphere is good enough to pull you in for that "just one more run" feeling that I got from a great many other games.

The main gameplay consists of building up a team of heroes, then battling through the tile-matching section where matching the right tiles together will launch attacks, or managing to get combinations together for special abilities. As you progress, you also get to upgrade each individual hero too.

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

It's simple and effective, exactly what you want in a blending of these two genres together. Can't wait to see how it evolves during Early Access which the developer said could continue up to a year for the full release. As a debut game from Latvia-based solo dev Jagit Games it's good.

Article taken from
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me

robvv 10 Mar
I must be out of the loop. I'd no idea what a Match-3 game was until this article :-)
soulsource 11 Mar
Usually I don't like pixel art, but just like Loop Hero, this game's visuals manage to catch my eye.
anewson 11 Mar
Quoting: robvvI must be out of the loop. I'd no idea what a Match-3 game was until this article :-)
it's probably the tightest name-to-gamplay match of any genre in gamingdom.

I did get sucked into Tomb of Tyrants that had a great art style and some light RTS(?) mechanics where you match to get currency which buys rooms to slow down invading heroes. Do recommend it.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Reward Tiers: Patreon. Plain Donations: Liberapay or PayPal.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone with no article paywalls. We also don't have tons of adverts, there's also no tracking and we respect your privacy. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Login / Register

Or login with...
Sign in with Steam Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google
Social logins require cookies to stay logged in.